Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton, a Rare Prosecutor, Wants Youth Justice Reimagined
Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton is among a small group of district attorneys working to dial back decades of tough-on-crime approaches and as she does so, faces challenges.
Ethnic Studies Program Helps Incarcerated Youth Navigate Identity
San Francisco State University has launched an ethnic studies program inside California's youth prisons. The educators behind it hope it will inspire incarcerated young people to pursue higher education.
California Program Brings Free Teletherapy to Foster Youth with Milder Mental Health Symptoms
A program in Northern California offers foster youth ages 12 through 18 with milder mental health symptoms free weekly teletherapy sessions.
Inspired by the Care He Received, Justice Leader Extends Supports to Bay Area Youth
Ali Knight, president and CEO of Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY), discusses the way racism, marginalization, poverty and all forms of oppression suffocate young people and what his organization is doing to equip youth and advance the juvenile justice movement in California.
California Law Clears Path for Affordable Housing With Units for Transition-Age Youth and Seniors
A new California law clears regulatory hurdles for construction of affordable, intergenerational housing developments
The Bay Area’s Latest Guaranteed Income Program Offers Low-Income Families $500 a Month
South San Francisco is the latest Bay Area city to launch a guaranteed income pilot program, providing monthly $500 checks to low-income families.
Santa Clara County Foster Youth to Help Design New Facility
Foster youth are getting a brand new community center with permanent housing in San Jose — and will have a say in its design.
Parent Defender Firm Loses High-Profile Contract in California’s East Bay
A Northern California law firm with a progressive approach to representing parents who've lost their kids to foster care is scrambling to hand off its more than 1,000 clients this week, after the state court administration terminated its contract.